Colonial Tire & Automotive is a tire store and a whole lot more. We’re a Certified Auto Repair Center under independent ownership providing tires and automotive services to customers throughout Durham, Morrisville, Cary and the surrounding areas.

We’ve been in business since 2006 and are proud to have an upstanding reputation in our community. Ask the opinion of any of our thousands of customers, or visit us today to enjoy personalized service and affordable prices firsthand.

Our Services

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Tire Services

Tires are the connection between your vehicle and the surface of the road. A critical part of your vehicle’s suspension system, tires are responsible for transmitting the forces of driving, steering, and braking to the surface of the road.

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Lube, Oil & Filter Change

An oil change and filter replacement is one of many preventative maintenance services that help promote maximum vehicle performance while extending the life of your vehicle.

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Engine Diagnostics

Every vehicle built since 1996 has been equipped with an On-Board Diagnostics System that monitors engine performance. Discrepancies in performance levels are reported through your vehicle’s computer system.

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Preventive Maintenance

Preventive maintenance is the care and protection of your vehicle against potential major auto repairs. Negligence is the most common and costly way to see money wasted on repairs that could have easily been prevented through regular service intervals.

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Cooling System Repair

The cooling system consists of a cooling fan, water pump, thermostat, radiator, heater core, heater valve, and various other parts that primarily work together to dissipate and remove heat from a vehicle’s engine. Your vehicle’s cooling system is responsible for reducing the temperature inside your engine and preventing possible overheating.

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Brake Repair

A fully functioning brake system is crucial to your safety, the safety of your passengers, and the safety of other drivers on the road. Your vehicle’s brake system involves highly engineered parts and precise movements that stop your vehicle by converting kinetic energy into thermal energy.

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Vehicle Inspections

Vehicle inspections help to regulate proper vehicle maintenance. They also contribute to safe driving conditions. A vehicle inspection may be required annually before a driver renews vehicle registration, or during the sale and transfer of a vehicle.

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Wheel Alignment

A wheel alignment consists of adjusting the wheels of your vehicle so that all wheels are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground. Three basic angles contribute to proper wheel alignment: camber, caster, and toe.

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Transmission Repair

The transmission is the link between the engine and the wheels of your vehicle. Whether you drive a manual, automatic, or semi-automatic vehicle, the transmission plays a crucial role in the performance and reliability of your vehicle.

Happy Cars, Happy Clients


“I took my car to a dealership who wanted to charge me $250 for something that could have been fixed by pliers and glue. I took my car here instead. They explained what was going on, demonstrated how simple it was to fix, and sent me on my way with a more than fair price. I will definitely be back!”

Rae-Ann Daughtry

“The owner and the staff are honest. The mechanics and top mechanic here know what they are doing and have great maintenance advise to keep car rolling without drawing your pockets. I hold no reservations to refer anyone to Colonial Tire Automotive. I have trusted them with my BMW and continue to.”

Saul Rivera

“Great customer service! They tell you what you need to know but don’t heckle you to get what will cost more if not critical. And will suggest what will be best for less. Also unlike some places they tell you about their specials instead of you having to print out and prove what you saw on their website. They also keep you posted on where they are during the process while you wait.”

Tia Cousin

“We just moved to the area and needed a shop to keep our beloved, but aging, Subaru on the road. The guys at Colonial stepped up and showed their true colors!! Quality work, high integrity, and personal attention win every day. Check them out when you need help. . . they’ll be there for you!”

Terry Rawls